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  • Fears & Tears: Being their Hero
    August 6, 2014  

    One of the joys or one of the challenges of parenting, depending on how you look at it, is dealing with, and helping your children concur their fears. Boogiemen, witches, goblins…etc, can wreck havoc on little one’s minds; especially at night. That’s why in their eyes, you’re their hero, their rock of stability that is a comfort in times of fear. Fears, tears, and anxiety are all normal parts of growing up, but teaching your […]

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  • Patience in Parenting
    July 23, 2014  

    Blowing a gasket. Loosing your cool. There are a lot of sayings for getting angry, and just letting it out, but never should it be done in front of a child. Children throw tantrums, but adults never should in front of their kids. “Studies have shown that parents who express a lot of anger in front of their kids end up with less empathetic children. These kids are more aggressive and more depressed than peers […]

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  • When To Say “No” To Your Toddler
    July 16, 2014  

    Tantrums and toddlers go hand in hand. It is a natural part of development but it is something that needs to be minimized simply by setting some limits that will give you some sanity too. Children develop through challenges but you should always be there to help before the challenge becomes a frustration. As a parent, you should also observe the fine line between guiding and taking over a situation. When you think your child […]

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  • 3 Secrets of Preschool Teachers
    July 9, 2014  

      Teachers know quite a bit about helping kids behave. Ever wondered how you struggle and wrestle with your 3-year-old every morning to get his jacket on, but his teacher manages to get ten kids ready for the playground in less than three minutes? Although kids have a habit of behaving well with outsiders, there are some tricks teachers have up their sleeves to help kids learn and listen. Take a look at some of […]

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  • Smacking is not okay
    April 28, 2014  

    Many countries have a legal ban on smacking children. Physical punishment is known to escalate to abuse and research has shown that children who are physically punished can suffer from depression, anxiety and substance abuse later on in life. Many parents smack out of frustration or desperation and does not work in the long run. It only builds resentment in children, something we don’t want.   What are the alternatives?   1. Time out is […]

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  • Setting Limits for Your Toddler
    April 6, 2014  

    The best way a toddler learns limits is by testing them. You will always see a toddler asserting their independence by saying no to you or by escaping situations. Setting limits does not mean that you are stunting their development, it only means that you are slowly and gently laying foundations of discipline and personality.   Keep expectations realistic Young toddlers do not understand what we mean when we tell them to hurry or ask […]

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  • Things You Should Not Say To Your Child
    March 17, 2014  

    Do you remember the time you erupted at your young kids? Do you remember the horrified looks on their faces at something you should not have said to them? We do sometimes lose it in front of our kids, without meaning to and as much as we want to take back the hot-lava words into our mouths, we can’t. We end up leaving our kids hurt, angry or confused in such situations. Read on for […]

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  • Encouraging a Shy Preschooler
    March 10, 2014  

    You will always see some children of a preschool age bounce through life eager to try out new experiences that come their way. You will also see some shy ones that hang back and cling to a parent’s hand, or hide behind a parent and observe activities without wanting to be a part of it. For parents of shy preschool children, you will know that balancing the new experiences your child needs with the safety […]

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  • 8 Top Educational Apps for Kids Under 10
    March 6, 2014  

        When we were all first introduced to smartphone about seven years ago, it did take us all some time to get used to the smartness of the phone. Depending on apps for entertainment, reminders and even daily accounts surely made life easier. Then we began to see how young children, as young as two, could easily make their way through all the apps of the phone with no trouble! Our children started to […]

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  • The homework tug-of-war
    February 12, 2014  

        When discussing children at dinner parties and get-togethers, one big winner topic that is almost always discussed is the ‘homework issue’. Parents are constantly looking for magic formulas that will make their children complete their homework magically without any reminders and hassles. Has this been on your wish list too? Stop for a few moments and consider this: Our children wake up at an ungodly hour to get dressed for school. They travel […]

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